My New Years Resolutions

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy new year! I wish you all things good for 2014.


Dress – Derhy via charity shop, shoes - ebay, clutch - gift from Char (thank you!), earrings and necklace - gift from Husband

This is what I would have worn last night had I been going out. This is actually what I wore on Christmas day minus the shoes and bag but I only got a blurry selfie on the day (although I rather like the flash effect)


Let's crack on with my resolutions. The past few years (2011, 2012, 2013) I've made quite a lot with varying degrees of success so this year I want to be a little more relaxed. I'm listing a few things I'd like to do instead.
  • I’d love to have a injury free year of running, ideally with some 10k and 5k races. A new pb would be good, I'd be delirious with joy to run a sub 46 10k and sub 22 5k.
  • I’d love to master the art of rustling up quick, healthy meals.
  • Writing to my lovely penpals more often would be thoughtful of me and I'm sure they would like receiving correspondence more often too
  • Learning to use my SLR would be very helpful
  • Taking part in Alex’s Blogging Good Read  (this will be on her blog on 7th January I believe) has reminded me how much I used to enjoy reading. Perhaps making a few hours each week to get through a few books this year would be nice
  • Sleep! For the past few months I have been lucky to get 6 hours sleep each night, purely as I've not headed to bed earlier and although I feel ok, it's probably only a matter of time before I screw myself up
  • I'd love to improve my fitness in general with my focus being on improving my cardio capacity and to work on toning
  • Find some positivity and joy in more things. Many other bloggers are always sharing things that make them happy and that's just not me at all, but I would like to feel better more often

I’m planning to write a separate post on last year as I think it may be a lengthy one. What do you think of my list? Are you making any resolutions yourself?


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  1. Great resolutions! Happy New Year x

  2. Happy new year.
    Sounds like a nice list of things to try. I love the sound of sleep and reading :)
    I've been pondering what I should strive for in 2014 but as I tend to fail so miserably when it comes to resolutions I think I might give it a miss this year... maybe.

  3. All good things!!! I love Rene Dehy dresses!!! Lucky you to find one in a charity shop! So glam!x

  4. Lovely dress - you look beautiful :)

    LT x

  5. This is such a beautiful dress on you! Some great resolutions here, I want to run a 5k and get healthier this year!

    Maria xxx

  6. Wait, did you say you were 28 on the forum? I don't believe you - you look a lot younger than that!

    Good luck in your goals, esp the running ones! A sub 22 5k would be AMAZING! A sub 30 min one would be great for me! How often do you run?

    Corinne x

  7. Happy New Year lovely! Your goals all sound really achievable & I'm wishing you lots of luck with them all! <3

    Jennie xo |

  8. Happy new year! great resolutions, I definitely need to do some of these too like eating more healthy means and getting proper sleep! I hope all your hopes come true this year :) x

    Sinead |

  9. What a beautiful dress, you look lovely! Thank you for sharing your blog with me last night! I am now following you on GFC. If you have the time please pop over and say hello! at

    Lilla x


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